Job ID: 301701

Senior Director-Associate Relations

St Louis, Missouri

Regular / Day

We Are Hiring

Sr Dir-Associate Relations - InMkt Assoc Relatns Dlvry 001 - Full-Time,Day - MOSTL 4600 Headquarters - St Louis,MO or Remotely based in one of our markets

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2017, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 165,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 153 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with Ascension System Office-MO, you will have the opportunity to

In collaboration with the VP HR/Associate Relations COE, leads the Ascension enterprise-wide Associate Relations Center of Expertise (CoE) within the Human Resources Ministry-wide Function.  Develops and operationalizes strategy and manages associate relations programs, policies, and procedures across the enterprise. Builds and maintains relationships with leaders across Healthcare Operations, Solutions subsidiaries and Ministry-wide Functions to facilitate the successful management of the responsibilities of the CoE.  Collaborates with leadership teams, HR leaders and Legal to develop and implement strategic associate and labor relations initiatives to manage compliance with applicable statutes and the terms and conditions of all collective bargaining agreements.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for leading and managing an effective and efficient Associate Relations CoE
  • Collaborates to develop and implement associate and labor relations strategies consistent with the Mission, Vision and Values of Ascension and that enable our Model Community aspirations
  • Partners with Organizational Development and Learning for the development and delivery of leadership programs and training on positive Associate Relations practices
  • Ensures CoE associates provide effective guidance to leadership and Human Resource associates on the administration of collective bargaining agreements
  • Leads the planning, preparation and collective bargaining negotiations
  • Advises leadership on the negotiation and application of collective bargaining agreements, devising and recommending problem solving solutions
  • Advises leadership on  represented population associates, associate relations, and performance related issues, problems, discipline
  • Represents Ascension in mediations, arbitrations and related meetings
  • Serves as a liaison and point of contact with labor unions
  • Develops and maintains constructive relationships with labor union representatives while advocating  on behalf of Ascension
  • Remains current on labor and employment law developments and health care industry trends

What You Will Need

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10 years' experience  in labor relations planning and managing collective bargaining strategies, initiatives and agreements
  • Ability to work in a  mission centric faith-based, highly complex and fast paced environment
  • Strong relationship development, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Industry leading experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15 years' progressively successful experience in labor relations including employee relations responsibilities
  • Experience leading first and successor collective bargaining agreements
  • First chair experience representing management in labor arbitrations

Minimum Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree

Preferred Education

  • MBA or Masters in Human Resources or related field

 

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